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GrabPay sets sights on Cambodia and Myanmar

Southeast Asia’s largest ride-hailing group plans to take its mobile payments service into Cambodia and Myanmar as it expands its range of businesses throughout ASEAN countries, according to a senior executive. Reuben Lai, senior managing director of the Singapore-based company’s financial arm, identified the two countries as next on the list. Grab’s ride-hailing app is […]

Uber Strikes Taxi Partnership in Thailand, Seventh Deal in Asia

BANGKOK — “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer” seems to be Uber Technologies’ strategy in Thailand. The taxi app company announced Wednesday that it would launch its ride-hailing service in Thailand by collaborating with regulated taxis, whose drivers were once derided by its cofounder. Uber will partner with Howa, a major local taxi […]

Grab to invest US$100m in Myanmar as smartphone use surges

[SINGAPORE] Grab, Southeast Asia’s biggest ride-hailing app, plans to invest US$100 million in Myanmar as it extends its battle with Uber Technologies to capture exploding use of smartphones. Grab will invest the money over the next three years and work with local governments to expand ride-hailing to more cities and roll out services such as […]

Grab Commits S$136m to Expand in Myanmar

SINGAPORE (REUTERS) – Ride-hailing firm Grab, the main South-east Asian rival of Uber Technologies, said it would commit US$100 million (S$136.2 million) over the next three years to strengthen its presence in Myanmar, grow to more cities and roll out its other services. Grab said it wanted to launch its payments platform, GrabPay, and build […]

Uber, Grab do things a little differently in Yangon

Uber Technologies and Grab, two of the biggest names in the ride-hailing business, are rapidly expanding in Myanmar’s largest city, where the spread of smartphones is unlocking big opportunities. Yangon’s authorities appear to have rolled out the welcome mat for them, viewing the services as a way to improve the city’s underdeveloped transport infrastructure. Going […]

Uber Gets Its Show on The Road in Myanmar

YANGON — Ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies began serving Myanmar’s largest city Thursday, aided by the spread of 4G mobile communications technology. The U.S. company will likely face stiff competition from local startups. With Uber, the passenger specifies pickup and drop-off locations for the app to find a nearby registered driver. A clear price is set […]